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Surat Hūd (Hud) - سورة هود

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Muhsin Khan
: And when Our Messengers came to Lout (Lot), he was grieved on their account and felt himself straitened for them (lest the town people should approach them to commit sodomy with them). He said: "This is a distressful day."
Muhsin Khan
: And his people came rushing towards him, and since aforetime they used to commit crimes (sodomy, etc.), he said: "O my people! Here are my daughters (i.e. the daughters of my nation), they are purer for you (if you marry them lawfully). So fear Allah and degrade me not as regards my guests! Is there not among you a single right-minded man?"
Muhsin Khan
: They said: "Surely you know that we have neither any desire nor in need of your daughters, and indeed you know well what we want!"
Muhsin Khan
: He said: "Would that I had strength (men) to overpower you, or that I could betake myself to some powerful support (to resist you)."
Muhsin Khan
: They (Messengers) said: "O Lout (Lot)! Verily, we are the Messengers from your Lord! They shall not reach you!So travel with your family in a part of the night, and let not any of you look back, but your wife (will remain behind), verily, the punishment which will afflict them, will afflict her. Indeed, morning is their appointed time. Is not the morning near?"
Muhsin Khan
: So when Our Commandment came, We turned (the towns of Sodom in Palestine) upside down, and rained on them stones of baked clay, piled up;
Muhsin Khan
: Marked from your Lord, and they are not ever far from the Zalimun (polytheists, evil-doers, etc.).